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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1994

←  1990 November 8, 1994 1998 →
Turnout70.05% Decrease 5.8 [1]
  William Weld 90s 2.jpg Mark Roosevelt.jpg
Nominee Bill Weld Mark Roosevelt
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Paul Cellucci Bob Massie
Popular vote 1,533,390 611,650
Percentage 70.85% 28.26%

Massachusetts gubernatorial election results by municipality, 1994.svg
Results by town. Red indicates towns carried by William Weld, blue indicates towns carried by Mark Roosevelt.

Governor before election

Bill Weld
Republican

Elected Governor

Bill Weld
Republican

The 1994 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1994. Bill Weld was re-elected Governor of Massachusetts by the largest margin in state history.

Republican primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared

Lieutenant Governor

Candidates

Declared

Incumbent Governor Bill Weld and Lieutenant Governor Paul Cellucci were unopposed for renomination.

Democratic primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared

In 1988, Barrett succeeded Bachrach as the Senator from the Middlesex and Suffolk District. The district was composed of Cambridge, Belmont, Watertown, and the Allston-Brighton neighborhood of Boston.

Results

Primary results by municipality
Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Primary, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Roosevelt 215,061 47.91%
Democratic George Bachrach 120,567 26.86%
Democratic Michael J. Barrett 111,199 24.77%
Total votes 446,827 100.00%

Lieutenant Governor

Candidates

Declared

Results

Massachusetts Democratic Lt. Gubernatorial Primary, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Massie 193,508 52.66%
Democratic Marc Draisen 173,896 47.34%
Total votes 367,404 100.00%

General election

Polling

Source Date Weld (R) Roosevelt (D)
Boston Herald Oct. 2, 1994 60% 29%

Results

Governor Weld defeated Democrat Mark Roosevelt by a 71%–28% margin, the largest gubernatorial margin of victory in Massachusetts history.

Roosevelt won only six municipalities statewide ( Amherst, Cambridge, Leverett, Otis, Shutesbury and Wendell). All six municipalities voted for Weld in 1990, meaning that he won every municipality in the state in a gubernatorial election.

As of 2018, this is the most recent election in which Boston, Somerville, Lawrence, Chelsea, Brookline, Northampton, Provincetown, Monterey, Great Barrington, Ashfield, Williamstown, Williamsburg, Shelburne, Sunderland, and Pelham voted for the Republican candidate for governor.

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill Weld ( Paul Cellucci) 1,533,390 70.85%
Democratic Mark Roosevelt ( Bob Massie) 611,650 28.26%

Other races

References

  1. ^ "Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1994".